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WISE Within Chicago Works!


Mentee Sarah Gomez
with Mentor Jackie Paulus
Mentee Sarah Gomez:
I cannot be happier about participating in WISE Within these past few months. Here's how I describe my mentor: She makes people better — always encouraging, ready with guidance, but then someone who I can also now call a friend. WISE Within is an opportunity to grow by meeting people who have been, or are, in your shoes, in the same spot as you professionally, and want to make you a better person.

Mentor Jackie Paulus:
I was blown away by the WISE Within mentor experience. WISE was organized and thoughtful in the pairing of mentees with their respective mentors and I was honored to be matched with Sarah Gomez of the Chicago White Sox. Because of our similar backgrounds and careers paths, we were able to share stories, experience, contacts and learn that we both had a lot to offer each other. We will be a lifelong friends and peers!

WISE Within 2011-12 Works!


 
While I aim to be more involved with WISE in the coming years, my mentor experience is exactly what I had hoped and much more — both personally and professionally. It's just what I needed and just at the right time and with the exact right person. The opportunity to work with Dominique has been phenomenal. I've gained not merely a mentor, but what I'm confident will be a lifelong friend and business "partner" so to speak. I will not hesitate to pay it forward by becoming a mentor to someone else. This entire year has won my loyalty to WISE for years and decades to come.
— L. Denese Frederick, WISE Within Mentee CHI '12
 
 
Mentoring a WISE member opens awareness of the community at large, and narrows down in focus to key individuals that can also support the mentor.
— Paulette E. Goodrich, WISE Within Mentor SF '09, '12
 
 
The WISE mentorship program rocks!
Laurie Greenberg, WISE Within Mentor NYC '12
 
 
WISE Within is an amazing program to meet women within the sports and events field and really learn about yourself as a person and as a professional.
— Lauren Griswold, WISE Within Mentee CHI '12
 
 
It is vitally important to sustain mentoring relationships at all stages of our careers, whether we are the mentee or the mentor. Serving as a WISE Within mentor is revitalizing. Working with professionals who are more junior has reinforced what I love about the business and has given me new insight, making me a better manager and leader.
— Gail Hunter, WISE Within Mentor NYC '09, '12
 
 
I have participated in the WISE Within mentor program for three years and each time I enjoy the experience. I have learned and grown with each new pairing. I'm espcially proud that I have continued my relationships to this date with everyone I have been paired with through the program. I enjoy taking time out to spend quality time to connect with other women in the field.
— Ellen Lucey, WISE Within Mentor ATL '09,'10,'12
 
 
I'm a proud and long-time participant in the WISE mentor program. As a mentor, I value the relationships gained via this program — and the great news is — when the program is over,the relationships continue!
— Lisa Murray, WISE Within Mentor NYC '09, '11, '12
 
 
The WISE mentor program helped me immensely to gain insight. It provided me with the tools, resources and support to launch a campaign that benefitted 10,000 children to gain access to safe water. My mentor is a true role model and I feel lucky to have been part of such a meaningful and impacting experience with the WISE mentor program.
— Katie Spotz, WISE Within Mentee CLE '12
 
 
WISE Within assisted me in finding other women in similar situations. Not only was I able to learn professionally from my mentor, I was also able to make a new life long friend.
— Lindsay Stayton, WISE Within Mentee CHI '12
 




CHI Mentor Dominique Rougeau & Mentee Denese Frederick
CHI Mentor Dominique Rougeau & Mentee Denese Frederick

CHI Mentor Lauren Salituro & Mentee Lauren Griswold
CHI Mentor Lauren Salituro & Mentee Lauren Griswold

NYC Mentor Gail Hunter & Mentee Leeann Teager
NYC Mentor Gail Hunter & Mentee Leeann Teager

ATL Mentee Brandi Sutley & Mentor Ellen Lucey
ATL Mentee Brandi Sutley & Mentor Ellen Lucey

CLE Mentee Jana Laird & Mentor Michelle Qualls
CLE Mentee Jana Laird & Mentor Michelle Qualls

SF Mentee Laura King & Mentor Jessica Masters
SF Mentee Laura King & Mentor Jessica Masters

SF Mentee Marnie Krell & Mentor Paulette Goodrich
SF Mentee Marnie Krell & Mentor Paulette Goodrich

SF Mentee Megan Miller & Mentor Molly McDaneld
SF Mentee Megan Miller & Mentor Molly McDaneld

LA Mentee Lila Brown & Mentor Lauren Gaffney
LA Mentee Lila Brown & Mentor Lauren Gaffney